Kawasaki, the Japanese motorcycle giant is now operating on its own in India. The manufacturer has launched the special edition of Z900 to cash in on the ongoing festive season. Kawasaki has launched a special metallic spark black colour on the Z900 and it is priced at Rs. 7.68 lakh, ex-showroom.
Kawasaki has not announced the exact number of the special edition model but it is expected to remain below 30 units. The dealerships will not get any display motorcycles. Customers who are interested in the motorcycle will have to book the motorcycle first. Kawasaki will subsequently dispatch the motorcycle to the concerned dealerships.
Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said,
“Our Z900 received a very positive response. I hope that with this new addition, passionate customers those who waited for this colour will be happy. Responding to the requirements of our customers is one of our most important priorities.” “We, being a premium brand, always strive to maintain a certain class in our products through its appearance and technology.” further states Yutaka Yamashita.
The Kawasaki Z900 is a completely built unit (CBU) imported from Thailand. Kawasaki is currently taking customer response for the new colour. Kawasaki may bring in more units of the same if the customer response is satisfying enough. The regular colours of the motorcycle are also available across dealerships in India.
There have not been any mechanical changes to the engine. The motorcycle is powered by a 948cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out a maximum power of 123 Bhp at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Z900 rides on upside down the 41mm front fork and a horizontal back-link suspension system at the rear.
The braking power comes from 4-piston 300mm dual disc brake at the front and a 250mm single disc at the rear. The motorcycle gets ABS and rides on 17-inch rims.